Unionization

Labor tensions heating up as NLRB approves 'microwave' rule

Labor tensions heating up as NLRB approves 'microwave' rule

Provider groups quickly criticized Wednesday's vote by the National Labor Relations Board to move forward with a "microwave" rule. The measure attempts to simplify union election procedures and reduce the deadline for holding them after employees request a vote.

Labor board postpones notice-posting deadline

Labor board postpones notice-posting deadline

The National Labor Relations Board has delayed the implementation of one of its most controversial recent rulings from Nov. 14, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012.

NLRB issues new union-friendly regulation; also expected to boost unionizing efforts in nursing homes soon, report says

NLRB issues new union-friendly regulation; also expected to boost unionizing efforts in nursing homes soon, report says

A new regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board will soon require employers to post information about unionization rights on bulletin boards. Business groups critical of that regulation also expect the NLRB to issue a decision soon that would make it easier to unionize "specific groups of nursing home workers, like certified nursing assistants," The New York Times reported Friday.

Shorter union election period could hurt employers, assisted living group says

A recent National Labor Relations Board proposal that could increase union activity has a "job-destroying agenda" said Rep. John Kline (R-MN) at a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday.

NLRB proposes rules for faster unionization timelines

NLRB proposes rules for faster unionization timelines

The National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules Tuesday that would shorten the lag time between a union petitioning for an election and holding a secret-ballot vote.